Lenovo is one of the biggest market players when it comes to portable devices like mobiles, tablets and laptops. Their Yoga series of tablets and Ideapad series of laptops seem to have garnered a fair market share particularly due to the quality they offer at affordable prices. Today, we have Lenovo's Ideapad Z51-70 (80K60021IN) laptop with us for review. The laptop is available at a price of around Rs. 55,000 at various online retailers at the time of writing this review. More on the pricing a little later. So lets jump right into the review.
Keyboard and Trackpad
This laptop is powered by a strong 2.2 GHz Intel Core i5-5200U processor. There is ample amount of RAM with 8 GB and the video memory of the graphics card is impressively high at 4 GB. There is absolutely no lag on the machine with normal routine tasks. The ultra powerful processor along with the large amount of RAM provides a fine grained performance across all use cases. Multitasking is no problem with this laptop and even though, it is not marketed as a gaming machine, having 4 GB of video graphics memory would prove to be a boon for many games out there. Lenovo seems to have optimised the laptop for Windows 8.1 as we did not find any lag with the machine whatsoever with whatever tasks we performed on it. We would also say that a machine with 4 GB graphics memory could easily have been marketed like a gaming machine too, however Lenovo did not do that and has promoted it as a normal day to day laptop. This laptop's performance is as smooth as it can get for the specifications it has.
Lenovo Ideapad Z51 is a powerful laptop with high end specifications. Its a fast machine with decent looks and a strong processor. The performance throughput is fast and the home theater like multimedia capabilities, specially sound, would appeal to many users. There is enough storage space and a whole deal of connectivity options available too. However, we feel that Lenovo could have created a slightly better display with more natural colors and a wider dynamic range. They can definitely improve upon the external appearance of the laptop too and last but not the least, this could have easily been the numero uno laptop provided it was lighter in weight and did not cost as much. That would have added a much needed portability factor to this laptop. Moreover, this is an expensive machine but then, high end specifications do come for a price tag, don't they!